Yatton RFC have a tough set of preseason fixtures as they look to bounce back to Western Counties at the first time of asking. With Danny Thomas now at head coach, we head down to Devon for 2 preseason fixtures against Thomas' former clubs Saltash & Plymouth Albion Oaks. A local derby with Clevedon also to follow.
Saltash finished 2nd in Tribute Devon & Cornwall last season, as equivalent league to Somerset Premier. They racked up 109 league point from their 26 league games last year. Only losing 5 games. Their attacked saw them score over 900 points, nearly 3 times less than they conceded. They should prove a good gauge as to how thought the season ahead is going to be.
Little is know about our second fixture against Plymouth Albion Oaks but we know its going to be tough. .
Local rivals Clevedon is our final fixture before we get the 2018/19 league season underway. The 2 teams last played each other this time last year in a preseason fixture, which we won. Clevedon struggled in the league last year & were relegated from South West 1 West. For this campaign they will be playing a Western Counties North so may be a step up from the other 2 games.
The games will be preparing the team for the 2018/19 season which gets underway on the 1st of September when the 1XV host Avon RFC